A groundbreaking work both of feminist science fiction and of world-building hard science fiction, A Door into Ocean is the novel that made Joan Slonczewski's reputation as an important science-fiction writer.
©1986 Joan Slonczewski; (P)2008 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
"[A] dreamy, poetic book...very much in the spirit of Dune or Le Guin's works. It's tough to build a world, particularly if you try to get the science correct. Author Slonczewski accomplishes that difficult feat and manages a gripping plot into the bargain. Maybe LeGuin has competition." (San Francisco Examiner)
The vivid writing brought me right through
The narrator did an amazing job conveying the peaceful feeling of Shora and the peaceful beliefs of the sharers.
I gave the story 4 out of 5 stars only because there was all this build up to a climax that was not very climactic.
Readers voice is so hypnotic and emotionally flat that it is hard to follow the story. She has a beautiful voice but she needs to use it better. I can't stay awake.
Premise: English is not my mother language. Normally I much enjoy audio-books and quality of audible, but in this case, I find very difficult to listen to the story, I do not find suspence and the will to listen it further. When I am driving, I have to switch off, since the story has a dangerous sleeping effect. The book may be wonderful but personally I will not listen the audio-book until the end (4-5 hours are more than enough to show good will :-) ).
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